Student Research Grant Program Details

  • Undergraduate Call for Proposals (UGR)
    • No longer accepting applications deadline to apply was 10/3/14 by 5:00 PM
  • Graduate Research Grant Program (GR)
    • Award funding will be split between semesters
    • Fall - Accepting Application 9/2/14 thru 12/1/14
    • Spring - Accepting Application 1/20/15 thru 4/20/15
    • Proposals will be accepted until the available funding per semester has been awarded.  

Minds@Work Conference

  • April 21, 2015 - Save the date!
  • Registration Deadline Monday, February 23, 2015 at 4 PM.
  • Formerly the Celebration of Student Research

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Research Grants 

Institute for Public Service
Old Main 202
Phone: (717) 477-1251
FAX: (717) 477-4053

General Information 

Dr. Marc Renault
SU Council on Student Research
MCT 287
Phone: (717) 477-1234

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Undergraduate Research Grant Program

For the Graduate Research Grant Program, please click here

Image 2The Undergraduate Research Program is designed to provide financial support to undergraduate students for research and scholarly activities related to their program of studies to enable them to better understand the scientific process, experience discovery, develop their analytical and communication skills, and become consumers of research. This University-wide program has supported laboratory research, field activities, art projects, written works, and computer applications and is funded by the Shippensburg University Foundation.

Undergraduate students are encouraged to submit applications for independent research to be conducted during the academic year and summer months. Also, they are encouraged to write and publish papers describing their research and to submit proposals for presentation at national and regional conferences.

Undergraduate Research Grant Program Details:

2014/2015 Call for Proposals for the Undergraduate Research Grant Program - please review for complete program details and instructions. 

Please Note: UGR Grants will be awarded on a COMPETITIVE BASIS.

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2014/2015 UGR Program  .  

Deadlines for applying was Friday, October 3, 2014 by 5:00 P.M. 

Award Notification:  First Week of November 2014. 

To be considered for funding the IPSSP Office must receive your:  

  1. Online application form
  2. PDF of your 3 page proposal; appendices excepted but not required
  3. Budget - Budget Template (Excel Format)
    • This worksheet was designed to assist you in preparing your proposal budget.
    • We strongly encourage you to work with your faculty mentor to identify reasonable costs associated with your proposal.
    • If you prefer, you may create your own worksheet.  If you do so, you are expected to use the same budget categories and the same layout as provided on this template.
  4. Faculty Mentor Approval Letter (or email)
    • Faculty letter should include: 
      • Student’s Name
      • Project Title
      • Acknowledgment of budget amount including faculty travel portion
      • Approval of proposal
  5. Email all the above to Pamela Bucher, at psbuch@ship.edu, as PDFs.

    To assist you in preparing your proposal we have provided the following links: 

    If you have any questions regarding the UGR grant program contact the IPSSP office at IPSSP@ship.edu or call 717-477-1251.

    Related Topics:

    • SU Celebration of Student Research Conference:  Students funded through the Undergraduate Research Grant Program are required to present their research results at the April 21, 2015 conference.

    • Library Research Award 
      • The Ezra Lehman Library will present the Library Research Award to the undergraduate student researcher who writes the best literature review as a part of her or his undergraduate research.
      • First Prize $400, Honorable Mention $100
      • Application details available at: http://research.library.ship.edu/lra 

    Research Ethics and Undergraduate Research Grants

    When Humans are used in Research:

    Shippensburg University complies with federal regulations regarding the use of human subjects in research. This means that any project using humans must gain the approval of the SU Committee on Research with Human Subjects before any data is collected. For help in submitting a proposal to the Committee on Research with Human Subjects please click here: http://www.ship.edu/research/  

    For more information on the federal regulations on the use of human subjects in research, click here: Electronic Code of Federal Regulations  

    For More Information, contact the Committee on Research with Human Subjects

    • Dr. Turi Braun, Co-Chair
      College of Education and Human Services (excluding Exercise Science Dept.)  
    • Dr. Jennifer Clements, Co-Chair
      College of Arts and Sciences and College of Business (plus Exercise Sci Dept.) 

    When Animals are used in Research:

    Student research that includes the use of live animals must seek the approval of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee before the project commences. Contact Dr. Kathryn Potoczak for detailed information on the procedure for gaining this approval.